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Abigail Adams, née Smith, was the wife of John Adams, second president of the United States and mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. She is remembered as the feminist conscience of the Founding Fathers. Us First Lady, First Ladies, Presidents Wives, American Presidents, American Independence, Building The White House, Abigail Adams, John Adams, Quincy Adams

Mount Abigail Adams?

The toponymy of the White Mountains is typically early American. The settlers who displaced the local Abenaki chose for the most part to honor political, scientific, and local leaders in the names that they bestowed on the peaks, rivers, and notches. A few landmarks reflect the physical landscape (Whiteface, Tripyramid), and a couple even commemorate indigenous leaders, though of Chocorua, Tecumseh, and Osceola, only the first was actually Abenaki. Note how few females are memorialized in…

 John Quincy Adams Portrait by Charles Bird King at National Portrait Gallery Washington DC Mrs. John Quincy Adams First Lady Portrait by Charles Bird King 1824 First Lady Of Usa, First Lady Of America, American First Ladies, American Art, American History, Presidents Wives, American Presidents, First Lady Portraits, Famous Portraits

Mrs. John Quincy Adams Portrait by Charles Bird King at National Portrait Gallery Washington DC

Mrs. John Quincy Adams First Lady Portrait by Charles Bird King 1824 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Washington DC

Sarah Childress Polk - James Polk’s wife worked as the president's secretary without taking a salary, and forbid dancing and card playing the White House. Presidents Wives, American Presidents, American History, First Lady Of America, Us First Lady, Presidential Portraits, Presidential History, First Lady Portraits, American First Ladies

James Polk White House China | Sarah Polk White House China

White house china ordered by and used by James and Sarah Polk. A dessert plate is featured.

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison wife of President Benjamin Harrison, was first lady of the United States from 1889 until her death. She was active in preserving historical White House furniture, sliver, glass, and china. Presidents Wives, American Presidents, American History, First Lady Portraits, First Lady Of America, Benjamin Harrison, American First Ladies, Presidential History, Presidential Portraits

Benjamin Harrison White House China | Caroline Scott Harrison

White house china ordered and used by Benjamin and Caroline Harrison.

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Style icons: Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

A huge collection of pictures of fashion icon, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, wife of JFK and Ari Onassis, she was one of history's more stylish women...

Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, mother of President John Quincy Adams, influential in beginnings of US as a nation, supporter of women’s rights. John Adams, Quincy Adams, Presidents Wives, American Presidents, American History, Abigail Adams, Us First Lady, American First Ladies, Presidential History

Abigail Adams. While her husband was creating a new country, she was back home raising the kids (which included, among other things, supervising the education of a son who would grow up to be the 6th president of the new U.S., and nursing the children and servants through various life-threatening illnesses). She ran the family farm in the middle of a war and still managed to write voluminous letters of advice to her husband John.

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One Brief Shining Moment

jackiekennedystyle: “Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy. ”

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About Abigail Adams, Wife of the 2nd U.S. President

Abigail Adams was far more than just a president's wife. She managed the family business while John was away. Her letters advocated women's rights.

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America's First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Today

While the Presidents of the United States get the most attention, their wives are memorable as well. Explore the lives of America's First Ladies.

Fernand Paillet: Watercolor Painting, on Ivory, Portrait Miniature, Frances Folsom Cleveland [New York Historical Society] Presidents Wives, American Presidents, American History, First Lady Of America, Us First Lady, First Lady Portraits, Presidential History, Presidential Election, Grover Cleveland

Etiquette, Society Gossip and Feminine Fancies

Gilded Age beauty, and wife to U.S. President, Grover Cleveland, Frances Cleveland, didn't fancy wine. More harmless than malicious, with the exception of the description of one Gilded Age wife, "Feminine Fancies" was the title of a Gilded Age newspaper society column. Without the likes of today's TMZ, Extra, E!, this was a way to cover the society women of the day, and pass on a bit of gossip at the same time. The following is one such column: Mrs. Cleveland never drinks wine. Mrs. William…